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Joint Security Area(Movie, 2000)

Original title: "공동경비구역 JSA" (Korean/KO)
1h 50min | Genres: War, Drama, Thriller, Action
Joint Security AreaRating: 3.9/5 (with 150 votes)
Joint Security Area (Korean: 공동경비구역 JSA) is a 2000 South Korean mystery thriller film starring Lee Young-ae, Lee Byung-hun and Song Kang-ho. It was directed by Park Chan-wook and is based on the novel DMZ by Park Sang-yeon. The film, which was shot on location in South Korea, concerns an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fatal shooting incident within the DMZ, the heavily fortified border that separates North and South Korea. It was the highest-grossing film in Korean film history at the time and won Best Film at the 2000 Blue Dragon Film Awards and the 2001 Grand Bell Awards. ()
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About Joint Security Area

In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, amount to 16 bullets for a gun that should normally hold 15 bullets. The investigating Swiss/Swedish team from the neutral countries overseeing the DMZ suspects that another, unknown party was involved - all of which points to some sort of cover up. The truth is much simpler and much more tragic.


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Additional Information

Production country: South Korea
Based on: "DMZ" (find it on Amazon)
Original language: Korean (KO)
Spoken languages: German (DE), English (EN), Korean (KO)
Translated into 18 languages: German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 09/09/2000
Director: Park Chan-wook
Producer: Lee Eun
Screenwriter: Park Chan-wook
Composer: Jo Yeong-wook
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"J.S.A. - Joint Security Area"
"JSA, Joint Security Area"
"安全地帶"
"Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA"
"Obedinennaya zona bezopasnosti"
"J.S.A. Joint Security Area"
"JSA. Joint Security Area"
Budget: 12,500,000 USD
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

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